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Hong Kong

On 1 July 1997, based on an agreement signed by China and the UK on 19 December 1984, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, Hong Kong would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years.

From a product regulatory perspective, Hong Kong operates a separate certification regime with separate technical standards, with no provisions such as mutual recognition with China.



  • Population: 7,055,071 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone main lines: 4.108 million (2008)
  • Mobile telephone subscribers: 11.374 million (2008)
  • Internet hosts: 813,980 (2009)
  • Internet users: 4.124 million (2008)
  • Digital leased line interface type: E1
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

OFTA Telecom Type Approval

OFTA has now transferred responsibility for type approval for telecommunications to private certification bodies known as local certification bodies (LCBs). Approval is generally based on review of international standard test reports and other technical documents to demonstrate compliance with HKTA standards. Approval may be issued to a foreign manufacturer.

Compliance International has been supporting the world's major telecommunications equipment manufacturers in Hong Kong for over 15 years. We can help you complete type approvals with thorough and professional advice on approval requirements, preparation of the technical application package and coordination with LCB officials to avoid unnecessary delays in issuance of approval certificates.

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

OFTA Radio Type Approval

OFTA has now transferred responsibility for type approval to private certification bodies known as local certification bodies (LCBs). Approval of radio equipment is generally based on review of international standard test reports and other technical documents to demonstrate compliance with HKTA standards. Approval may be issued to a foreign manufacturer.

Compliance International has been supporting the world's major telecommunications equipment manufacturers in Hong Kong for over 15 years. We can help you complete type approvals with thorough and professional advice on approval requirements, preparation of the technical application package and coordination with LCB officials to avoid unnecessary delays in issuance of approval certificates.

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products: